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1984

Rajiv Gandhi and 1984

Sunil Sharan | Posted 06.12.2013 | World
Sunil Sharan

The grainy footage on state-run television revealed mourners filing by the bier of assassinated Indian prime minister, Indira Gandhi. Occasionally cri...

#StopSequestration: Not All Cuts Are Equal

Edward Headington | Posted 04.29.2013 | Los Angeles
Edward Headington

If ever there was a time to come together and remind ourselves that Peace Through (Economic) Strength is a virtue still embraced, it is now.

Your Ultimate High School Reading List

Posted 02.20.2013 | Teen

It's not always fun to read when it's required for school, but once in a while a special piece of literature will bring out our inner book-worm and ge...

Orthodoxy: Liberty's Other Enemy

Robin Koerner | Posted 04.14.2013 | Politics
Robin Koerner

There are many orthodoxies -- religious, political, philosophical and more. Like all other tyrannies, they seek conformity. Orthodoxy is to the mind as tyranny is to the person.

Penguin Releases Amazing New Orwell Covers

Posted 03.09.2013 | Books

Penguin Books in the UK has released a re-issue of George Orwell's best-known books, designed by David Pearson - and they're really quite stunning. ...

Orwell's Advice on How to Write in Revolutionary Times

Andrea Chalupa | Posted 01.08.2013 | New York
Andrea Chalupa

America is at a crossroads. We are experiencing tensions, familiar to historians, between the haves and have-nots, and their respective allies. In his essay, Orwell described the age in which he lived as "tumultuous, revolutionary" -- just like ours.

Humpty Dumpty & Friend

Paula Gordon | Posted 12.16.2012 | Politics
Paula Gordon

Romney/Ryan have piously wrapped themselves in the rhetoric of "bipartisanship." As with much of the bombast coming from their campaign, it is manifest nonsense.

Writing the Inevitable but Unexpected

David Kudler | Posted 08.28.2012 | Books
David Kudler

Getting the justification right is every storyteller's goal, and one of the more challenging aspects of storytelling. Aristotle said that the end of an effective plot must be "unexpected but inevitable.

'Orwellian' Goldman Does Not Mean What It Says, Judge Declares

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 06.25.2012 | Business

A federal judge has described Goldman Sachs as "Orwellian," which doesn't mean the company is staffed by talking pigs, but rather that -- like the Ing...

LOOK: New Mac, Old School

The Huffington Post | Britney Fitzgerald | Posted 06.16.2012 | Technology

Are you a Mac user who wants the power and speed of a modern-day laptop but yearns for the basic graphics and stripped-down designs of 1984? Amster...

Tim Robbins Ditches TV

AP | Posted 06.03.2012 | Celebrity

BOGOTA, Colombia -- Academy Award-winning actor Tim Robbins says his experience directing a play based on George Orwell's "1984" has prompted a life c...

The Politics of The Hunger Games

Bob Burnett | Posted 05.30.2012 | Politics
Bob Burnett

Sixty-three years ago, Orwell's dystopian novel 1984 turned out to be prophetic. Will that be true of The Hunger Games? Decide for yourself and "May the odds be ever in your favor."

New '1984' Adaptation In The Works

Posted 05.22.2012 | Entertainment

Has "The Hunger Games" inspired a surge of dystopian movies? According to the Hollywood Reporter, Brian Grazer and Ron Howard's Imagine Entertainme...

Former Apple Ad Guru Calls '1984' Overrated

The Huffington Post | Ramona Emerson | Posted 03.05.2012 | Technology

Apple's famed "1984" ad, which introduced Apple's Macintosh computer for the first time, is one of the most famous TV commercials of all time. The...

Tweet This, Deny That: Social Media and the End of Denial

Michele Weldon | Posted 02.07.2012 | Media
Michele Weldon

Digital shaming has become the newest form of public stocks, ensuring the wrongdoings of individuals are widely known and impossible to erase.

Nationalism: A Kind Of Identity Crisis

Simran Jeet Singh | Posted 01.03.2012 | Religion
Simran Jeet Singh

To be totally honest, I don't totally buy into the whole nationalism thing. While it allows us to connect with others who belong to the same group, it also causes us to distinguish ourselves from people of other groups.

Fulfilling Orwell's Prophecy: 15 Futuristic Films You Should See

John W. Whitehead | Posted 09.18.2011 | Entertainment
John W. Whitehead

For years, novels and movies have warned us about the ominous future that we face. In fact, film may be the best representation of what we now face as a society that is fulfilling Orwell's prophecy.

Big Brother Inc.

Scott Cleland | Posted 07.23.2011 | Technology
Scott Cleland

What's wrong with being tracked by Google as a target? Consider that Google's private information on users has already fallen into the wrong hands.

The Ministry of Truth: New Fronts in the War on Social Security

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

Every Orwellian campaign needs a compliant press, and the Social Security Slashers led by Pete Peterson have been particularly lucky (or effective) in this area.

"Entitlement Reform" Is a Euphemism For Letting Old People Get Sick and Die

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

George Orwell would be proud. The latest Washington catchphrase deserves a place of honor in the 1984 lexicon, right between "War Is Peace" and "Love...

Big Brother v. Little Brother

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Chris Weigant

In a police state, citizens live in fear of the police monitoring them. But what do you call it when the police themselves know that at any time or place while they are performing their duties, the citizens could be monitoring them?

Favorite Rereads: What Do You Come Back To Time And Time Again? (PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post | Zoe Triska | Posted 09.26.2011 | Books

Author François Mauriac once said, "Tell me what you read and I'll tell you who you are' is true enough, but I'd know you better if you told me what ...

Afghanistan Is About Perpetual War

Harvey Wasserman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Harvey Wasserman

The war in Afghanistan is about perpetual war, not Afghanistan. It's about preventing democracy in the United States, not bringing it to Southwest ...

Big Brothers Are Watching You

Brian Ross | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Brian Ross

Orwell's "1984" was twenty-six years off target, and picked the wrong side of the capitalistic coin. The Koch brothers are Big Brother, and the millio...

'1984' First Edition Found In Charity Bin

Telegraph | Bonnie Malkin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Paul Hol, a volunteer for the charity Lifeline, found the book when he was sorting through the pile of donations. "It's in a remarkably good condition...